ArtSlant - Recently added http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/show en-us 40 Brian Teare, Rocket Caleshu - Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive - October 24th 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM <p>Readings by Brian Teare and Rocket Caleshu.</p> <p>A former Stegner Fellow at Stanford University, Brian Teare is the recipient of poetry fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, Headlands Center for the Arts, and the American Antiquarian Society. He&rsquo;s the author of four critically acclaimed books:&nbsp;<em>The Room Where I Was Born</em>,&nbsp;<em>Sight Map</em>, the Lambda Award&ndash;winning&nbsp;<em>Pleasure</em>, and&nbsp;<em>Companion Grasses</em>, one of&nbsp;<em>Slate</em>&rsquo;s best poetry books of 2013 and a finalist for the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award. An assistant professor at Temple University, he lives in Philadelphia where he makes books by hand for his micropress, Albion Books.<br /><br />Rocket Caleshu, born in San Francisco in 1984, is an M.F.A. candidate in creative writing in the Critical Studies Department at the California Institute of the Arts. Rocket is also a letterpress printer and book artist, and received an A.B. from Brown University in Africana Studies.&nbsp;</p> <p><em><em>RE@DS is included with L@TE admission.&nbsp;<br /> <a href="http://ev7.evenue.net/cgi-bin/ncommerce3/SEGetEventList?groupCode=L@TE&amp;linkID=cal-pfa&amp;shopperContext=&amp;caller=&amp;appCode=" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Buy Tickets</a><br /> </em></em></p> Fri, 01 Aug 2014 20:56:13 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list Gabrielle Calvocoressi, Maggie Nelson - Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive - October 17th 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM <p>Readings by Gabrielle Calvocoressi and Maggie Nelson.</p> <p>Gabrielle Calvocoressi is the author of&nbsp;<em>The Last Time I Saw Amelia Earhart</em>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<em>Apocalyptic Swing</em>. Her poems have been featured in&nbsp;<em>The New York Times</em>,&nbsp;<em>Boston Review</em>,&nbsp;<em>The Washington Post</em>, on Garrison Keillor's&nbsp;<em>Poet's Almanac</em>, and in numerous journals. Her awards and fellowships include&nbsp;<em>The Paris Review</em>'s Bernard F. Conners Prize, a Rona Jaffe Woman Writers Award, a Stegner Fellowship and Jones Lectureship from Stanford University, a Civitella di Ranieri fellowship, and a Lannan Foundation Residency Fellowship. She is the senior poetry editor for<em>The Los Angeles Review of Books</em>. She is on the faculty of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, where she is the Walker Percy Fellow in Poetry.<em>&nbsp;<br /><br /></em>Maggie Nelson is a poet, scholar, critic, and creative nonfiction writer. Her books of nonfiction include&nbsp;<em>The Art of Cruelty: A Reckoning</em>;<em>&nbsp;Bluets</em>;&nbsp;<em>Women, the New York School, and Other True Abstractions</em>; and&nbsp;<em>The Red Parts: A Memoir</em>. Her books of poetry include<em>Something Bright, Then Holes</em>;&nbsp;<em>Jane: A Murder</em>;&nbsp;<em>The Latest Winter</em>; and&nbsp;<em>Shiner</em>. Her book<em>The Argonauts</em>&nbsp;is forthcoming from Graywolf Press in May 2015. Her awards include an Innovative Literature Fellowship from Creative Capital, an NEA Fellowship, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and an Arts Writers grant from the Andy Warhol Foundation. She is on the faculty of the School of Critical Studies at CalArts.&nbsp;</p> <p><em>RE@DS is included with L@TE admission.&nbsp;<br /> <a href="http://ev7.evenue.net/cgi-bin/ncommerce3/SEGetEventList?groupCode=L@TE&amp;linkID=cal-pfa&amp;shopperContext=&amp;caller=&amp;appCode=" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Buy Tickets </a></em></p> Fri, 01 Aug 2014 20:54:06 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list Lucy Corin, Alix Lambert - Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive - September 26th 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM <p>Readings by Lucy Corin and Alix Lambert.</p> <p>Lucy Corin is the author of the short story collections&nbsp;<em>One Hundred Apocalypses</em>&nbsp;<em>and Other Apocalypses</em>&nbsp;(McSweeney's Books) and<em>The Entire Predicament</em>&nbsp;(Tin House Books) and the novel&nbsp;<em>Everyday Psychokillers: A History for Girls</em>&nbsp;(FC2). Her stories have appeared in<em>American Short Fiction</em>,&nbsp;<em>Conjunctions</em>,<em>Ploughshares</em>,&nbsp;<em>Tin House Magazine</em>, and elsewhere. She&rsquo;s been a fellow at Breadloaf and Sewanee, and spent 2012&ndash;13 at the American Academy in Rome as the John Guare Fellow in Literature.&nbsp;<br /><br />Alix Lambert<strong>&nbsp;</strong>directed and produced the feature-length documentaries&nbsp;<em>The Mark of Cain, Bayou Blue,</em>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<em>Mentor</em>. She is cocreator and codirector of&nbsp;<em>Crime: The Animated Series,</em>and creator, writer, director of the&nbsp;<em>Ambiance Man</em>&nbsp;series (starring Fred Armisen), both for MOCAtv. As an artist Lambert has exhibited her work to international critical acclaim. She is the author of four books:&nbsp;<em>Mastering The Melon,</em>&nbsp;<em>The Silencing</em>,&nbsp;<em>Russian Prison</em><em>Tattoos</em>, and&nbsp;<em>Crime</em>. Lambert cofounded and is coartistic director of The Brooklyn International Theater Company.</p> <p><em>RE@DS is included with L@TE admission.&nbsp;<br /><a href="http://ev7.evenue.net/cgi-bin/ncommerce3/SEGetEventList?groupCode=L@TE&amp;linkID=cal-pfa&amp;shopperContext=&amp;caller=&amp;appCode=" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Buy Tickets</a></em></p> Fri, 01 Aug 2014 20:52:14 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list Splinter Reeds - Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive - October 24th 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM <p>This all-star quintet of Bay Area musicians breathes new life into contemporary music for woodwinds and blows audiences away. Not your grandmother&rsquo;s woodwind quintet, Splinter Reeds adds bass clarinet and saxophone to the mix to create a more robust and dynamic sound. They premiere a new work by composer Marc Mellits, among other music written specifically for the ensemble.&nbsp;</p> <p>Programmed by Sarah Cahill.</p> <p><a href="http://ev7.evenue.net/cgi-bin/ncommerce3/SEGetEventList?groupCode=L@TE&amp;linkID=cal-pfa&amp;shopperContext=&amp;caller=&amp;appCode=" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Buy Tickets</a></p> Fri, 01 Aug 2014 20:47:38 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list Devendra Banhart, Andy Cabic - Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive - October 17th 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM <p>Longtime friends and musical collaborators Andy Cabic (Vetiver) and Devendra Banhart grab a couple of guitars and turn our atrium gallery into an intimate performance space. These two singer-songwriters formed the vanguard of an experimental and folk-influenced aesthetic that emerged in the Bay Area around the turn of the millennium. They will perform both individually and together, in a casual mix of older and newer material from their deep catalogs.</p> <p>Programmed by Andy Cabic.</p> <p><a href="http://ev7.evenue.net/cgi-bin/ncommerce3/SEGetEventList?groupCode=L@TE&amp;linkID=cal-pfa&amp;shopperContext=&amp;caller=&amp;appCode=" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Buy Tickets</a></p> Fri, 01 Aug 2014 20:45:32 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list William Winant - Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive - September 26th 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM <p>Master percussionist William Winant and his cohorts return to L@TE with a program of pioneering percussion music. Don&rsquo;t miss this chance to hear Steve Reich&rsquo;s groundbreaking, thunderous work&nbsp;<em>Drumming</em>&nbsp;(Parts One and Two), along with other works by Reich, Lou Harrison, Johanna Beyer, and James Tenney, in the reverberant volume of BAM/PFA.</p> <p>Programmed by Sarah Cahill.</p> <p><a href="http://ev7.evenue.net/cgi-bin/ncommerce3/SEGetEventList?groupCode=L@TE&amp;linkID=cal-pfa&amp;shopperContext=&amp;caller=&amp;appCode=" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Buy Tickets</a></p> Fri, 01 Aug 2014 20:42:38 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list Pharaohs - Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive - September 19th 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM <p>Since 2008, Los Angeles&ndash;based Pharaohs (Sam Cooper, Alejandro Cohen, and their collaborators) have journeyed from sound-bending investigations to unstoppable dance-floor dominance. Get loose and bust a move to drum machine and live percussion, synthesizer and saxophone, dub delay and surf guitar.</p> <p>Programmed by Andy Cabic.</p> <p><a href="http://ev7.evenue.net/cgi-bin/ncommerce3/SEGetEventList?groupCode=L@TE&amp;linkID=cal-pfa&amp;shopperContext=&amp;caller=&amp;appCode=" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Buy Tickets</a></p> Fri, 01 Aug 2014 20:40:35 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list Joseph Holtzman - Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive - October 17th 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM <div id="sub_main"> <div id="sub_maintext"> <div class="sub_wrapper"> <p>Artist Joseph Holtzman discusses his strikingly original paintings in this overview of his work.</p> <p>&nbsp;Joseph Holtzman&rsquo;s unusual artistic sensibility evolved from his close study of historical painting and his connoisseurship of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century decorative arts. His themes and motifs draw on these diverse sources as well as allude to family and friends, cultural personalities, historical figures, and literary characters. Balancing his wide-ranging references is an intensely sensual connection to paint and surface.&nbsp;<br /><br />Holtzman (b. 1957) is highly attentive to the unique qualities of color and texture that can be expressed through the medium of paint on various grounds. His palette is fantastically rich and varied and he achieves remarkable chromatic and tonal effects by exploiting not only the transparency of the oil medium but also the unusual capacity of marble&mdash;his favorite surface&mdash;to absorb and reflect light. He pays as much attention to the tiniest details of the paintings as he does to their overall compositions. To contemplate Holtzman&rsquo;s paintings is to become immersed&mdash;indeed, nearly lost&mdash;in a strange yet beautiful universe.</p> </div> </div> </div> Fri, 01 Aug 2014 20:36:12 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list Joseph Holtzman - Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive - October 17th - December 21st <p>Joseph Holtzman&rsquo;s unusual artistic sensibility evolved from his close study of historical painting and his connoisseurship of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century decorative arts. His themes and motifs draw on these diverse sources as well as allude to family and friends, cultural personalities, historical figures, and literary characters. Balancing his wide-ranging references is an intensely sensual connection to paint and surface.&nbsp;<br /><br />Holtzman (b. 1957) is highly attentive to the unique qualities of color and texture that can be expressed through the medium of paint on various grounds. His palette is fantastically rich and varied and he achieves remarkable chromatic and tonal effects by exploiting not only the transparency of the oil medium but also the unusual capacity of marble&mdash;his favorite surface&mdash;to absorb and reflect light. He pays as much attention to the tiniest details of the paintings as he does to their overall compositions. To contemplate Holtzman&rsquo;s paintings is to become immersed&mdash;indeed, nearly lost&mdash;in a strange yet beautiful universe.<br /><br />Many of Holtzman&rsquo;s paintings are portraits though their subjects may only emerge for him in the process of painting: Frieda (Holtzman&rsquo;s mother), Monsieur de Charlus (the dissolute aristocrat in Proust&rsquo;s&nbsp;<em>In Search of Lost Time</em>), Mary Todd Lincoln (&ldquo;a driven decorator,&rdquo; according to Holtzman), the composer Stephen Sondheim, and Holtzman&rsquo;s husband, Carl Skoggard. These subjects are evoked less through accurate depictions of their bodies and faces than through settings and related objects that, like saintly &ldquo;attributes,&rdquo; convey symbolic meaning.&nbsp;<br /><br />Through his highly personal and inventive engagement with painting, Holtzman has invested new life into this versatile medium while nodding to the admired forebears of his, and our, cultural past.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 01 Aug 2014 20:33:53 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list John Zurier - Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive - September 12th - December 21st <p>Berkeley-based artist John Zurier (b. 1956) paints abstract, luminous canvases with hand-mixed pigments that range from subtle, muted earth tones to vibrant, saturated hues. He uses a wide range of brushwork and surface treatments to draw attention to the varied textures of the canvas&mdash;often applying distemper (a tempera paint made with dry pigments in animal glue) in thin brushy layers&mdash;to capture qualities of light and the changing effects of the atmosphere. He builds compositions that are both simple and involved, paying close attention to all aspects of a painting&rsquo;s construction, including the differences between cotton and linen surfaces, the weave of each canvas, and the individual properties of tempera versus oil paint. Informed by a wide range of references&mdash;Abstract Expressionism, Italian Renaissance painting, Minimalism, Japanese painting, and poetry&mdash;Zurier&rsquo;s work transcends the mundane to enter an affective realm. &ldquo;I&rsquo;m very interested in how compositional formats and motifs and even incidents in a painting can trigger perceptual responses and associations,&rdquo; Zurier says.<br /><br />Born in Santa Monica, Zurier received both his BA and MFA from the University of California, Berkeley. For&nbsp;<strong>MATRIX 255</strong>, his first solo exhibition in a museum, Zurier debuts a new body of paintings and watercolors inspired by Iceland, where he has been traveling, teaching, and painting since 2011. Zurier&rsquo;s abstractions evoke the ice, fog, wind, water, and light of the Icelandic landscape, while also tapping into more timeless, contemplative states. Icy pale blue tones predominate, revealing the infinite range of the hue, as each composition strikes a unique, sensitive chord.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 01 Aug 2014 20:31:19 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list - Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive - October 5th 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM <p>Bliss Carnochan, who collected the works on view in&nbsp;<strong>American Wonder</strong>&nbsp;with Nancy Edebo between 1966 and 1975, shares his passion for and knowledge of American folk art in this informal gallery talk. Carnochan, Richard W. Lyman Professor of Humanities, Emeritus at Stanford University, will discuss selected portraits, landscapes, sculptures, and commemorative mourning pictures, and address the complex status of folk art per se and as a field for collecting.&nbsp;<br /><br />Carnochan&rsquo;s own interest in folk art began in the 1950s when he saw reproduced in a Boston newspaper a compelling family portrait by the New England artist Erastus Salisbury Field, then just acquired by the Boston Museum of Fine Arts.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>American Wonder: Folk Art from the Collection</strong>&nbsp;captures our burgeoning nation during a time of enormous change, from the Declaration of Independence in 1776 to the onset of the Civil War in 1861. The exhibition includes approximately fifty portraits, landscapes, commemorative mourning pictures, weather vanes, and decorative sculptures from the BAM/PFA collection. This distinguished collection&mdash;one of the finest of American folk art in California&mdash;is due to the generosity of W.B. Carnochan and N.C. Edebo.</p> Fri, 01 Aug 2014 20:26:26 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list - Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive - October 2nd 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM <div id="sub_main"> <div id="sub_maintext"> <div class="sub_wrapper"> <p>Exhibition organizer Lucinda Barnes, chief curator and director of programs and collections, leads an informative tour of&nbsp;<strong>American Wonder: Folk Art from the Collection</strong>.</p> <p><strong>American Wonder: Folk Art from the Collection</strong>&nbsp;captures our burgeoning nation during a time of enormous change, from the Declaration of Independence in 1776 to the onset of the Civil War in 1861. The exhibition includes approximately fifty portraits, landscapes, commemorative mourning pictures, weather vanes, and decorative sculptures from the BAM/PFA collection. This distinguished collection&mdash;one of the finest of American folk art in California&mdash;is due to the generosity of W.B. Carnochan and N.C. Edebo.</p> </div> </div> </div> Fri, 01 Aug 2014 20:23:11 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list - Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive - October 1st - December 21st <p><strong>American Wonder: Folk Art from the Collection</strong>&nbsp;captures our burgeoning nation during a time of enormous change, from the Declaration of Independence in 1776 to the onset of the Civil War in 1861. The exhibition includes approximately fifty portraits, landscapes, commemorative mourning pictures, weather vanes, and decorative sculptures from the BAM/PFA collection. This distinguished collection&mdash;one of the finest of American folk art in California&mdash;is due to the generosity of W.B. Carnochan and N.C. Edebo.<br /><br />In the years just following the Revolutionary War, many newly minted Americans desired painted portraits for their homes in order to identify individuals, establish family legacy, and demonstrate personal and/or civic achievement. Artists usually chose to portray their subjects in conventional poses, with the greatest emphasis placed on individual facial features. Clothing and surroundings were often simple and stylized, but might include details that would have been understood at the time as signs of social status or phase of life.&nbsp;<br /><br /><em>Portrait of a Boy in Green</em>&nbsp;(c. 1805&ndash;1810), attributed to the prolific deaf artist John Brewster, Jr., depicts a poised and vibrant youth standing on a brightly patterned floor holding a book, which associates him with learning and apprenticeship. The boy is thought to be Samuel Field McIntire, son of a prominent Salem, Massachusetts architect. The younger McIntire went on to become a distinguished and highly successful furniture designer and carver of architectural details.&nbsp;<br /><br />The exhibition also includes a number of landscapes, ranging from pastoral scenes to views of industrial progress.&nbsp;<em>View of Providence, Rhode Island</em>, created in the mid-1820s by an unidentified artist, functions as a portrait; the coastal city is portrayed on the brink of transition from pioneer village to bustling center of commerce. With remarkable beauty and formal simplicity, the works of art in&nbsp;<strong>American Wonder</strong>&nbsp;evoke the vivid presentness of their subjects and makers.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 01 Aug 2014 20:17:15 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list - SF Camerawork - September 6th 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM <p>*Also featuring&nbsp;<em>Brendan Showed Me The Deep Internet,&nbsp;</em>a project by Brent Nu&ntilde;ez..</p> Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18:51:14 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list Jessamyn Love - SF Camerawork - September 3rd - October 18th <p>*Also featuring&nbsp;<em>Brendan Showed Me The Deep Internet,&nbsp;</em>a project by Brent Nu&ntilde;ez..</p> Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18:50:36 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list Hugh Scott-Douglas - Jessica Silverman Gallery - September 5th - November 1st Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18:45:56 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list